HAMMONDSPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL
Health Office Guidelines
The Health Office is open from 7:45 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., and a registered nurse is on duty.
1. SCHOOL PHYSICAL: A School Physical is necessary for entry into public school. Each student entering public school in New York State is required to have a physical examination by a NYS licensed physician (Article 9 of the NYS Education Law). We request that your physician submit a health certificate to the Health Office within fifteen (15) days after entry into school. The School Physician gives routine physicals to all second, fourth, seventh and tenth grade students each year.
2. IMMUNIZATION RECORD: Click on the file for more information. Immunizations
3. HEARING AND VISION/SCOLIOSIS: The School Nurse will do hearing and vision screening for all new students. All students in grades K-3 and 5, 7 and 10 will also be screened every academic year. Scoliosis Screening will be done for grades 5,6,7,8 and 9.
4. ABSENCE OR TARDINESS: When your child returns from an absence or is tardy, he/she must bring a written excuse the day he/she returns. Please call the Health Office when your child will be absent.
5. MEDICAL OR DENTAL APPOINTMENTS DURING SCHOOL HOURS: Any child who is to be excused from school during school hours must bring a written excuse signed by his or her parent or guardian.
6. PHYSICAL EDUCATION RESTRICTIONS: If your child is not to participate in Physical Education or sports because of a health condition or injury, an excuse from your physician is to be presented to the Health Office. When the child is to return to Physical Education class, a note from the physician is required.
7. MEDICATION: Any medication that must be taken during school hours must be brought to the Health Office in its original container with the label intact. A parent should bring the medication to school with a permission form signed by the physician and the parent. The medication is kept in a locked area in the Health Office and dispensed at the proper time. There can be no over-the-counter medication administered unless so directed by the physician and the parent. Over-the-counter medications include Aspirin, Tylenol, Cough Medicine and Topical Ointments.